It’s nearly showtime! Tune into Channel 4 at 9pm (tonight and tomorrow) to see Twenty Twenty Television’s account of how we got-on training a colourful group of new Santas in the ancient and magical art of performing as Father Christmas.
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Minister James popped into see Father Christmas and Elf Snowflake at Hamleys on Regent Street today.
MOF have been delighted and proud to help Santa and his Elves appear at the famous toy shop in the world this Christmas. Working with Hamleys, we have produced a daily programme of 1-hour-long party performances, including magic, balloon-modelling, an original Christmas Story…and of course a chance to chat to the big man himself. Martha Lovell (aged 6) had a wonderful time…
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Last Night we had a magical time in Knightsbridge, sending The Sugar Plum Fairy, 3 White Swans and 3 Toy Soldier Nutcrackers to entertain shoppers at Harrods…
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Ho Ho Ho! We are thrilled to be helping Santa appear at Selfridges on Oxford Street this Christmas.
It was in 1997 that Minister James got a job as an elf at this legendary London department store and, as a direct result, The Ministry of Fun was born. Since then, we have enjoyed many very happy times at Selfridges; and it is with huge pride that we kick-off Christmas today with Santa and his Elves at the very place the Ministry began fifteen years ago.
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Great day. Walked across the roof of the 02 with 10 MOF Santas and a Twenty Twenty Television Crew. Super fun and amazing pics…Filed Under Ministry Jobs
Spent today in Wembley, filming in Zippos’ Big Top. The task was to produce a viral video in which the cast of a circus make a pizza to celebrate 1,000,000 ‘likes’ on the Pizza Hut Facebook page…Tim Newton directed the action beautifully with an actual pizza being conjured-up on steadycam in a single take! Editing starts tonight in MOF Studio. We’ll let you know when it goes live…Filed Under Ministry Jobs
‘Thomas Tour 2012′ pulled into Butlins station for the last time today. A really useful tour has been enjoyed by all engines and cast members. We’ve completed over 250 shows in front of massive crowds at all three Butlins resorts…with the bonus of a trip to Hyde Park during the Jubilee celebrations. Peep Peep Woooooooohoooooooo!
And don’t panic if you missed us this year – Thomas and his MOF Friends will be back on the tracks in February 2013!
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MOF’s LazyTown cast went to Somerset today to appear at the Bridgwater Carnival, the largest illuminated carnival in Europe!
Sportacus, Stephanie and Robbie Rotten performed a show and paraded for the delight of 100, 000 people…helping to raise awareness for Gerber Juice’s new range of healthy juices (have you eaten your Sports Candy today?)
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We returned to our much loved Southwark Cathedral today to stage The Ministry of Fun Santa School 2012. A wonderful line-up of 26 x Santas and 5 x Elves filled the cathedral library with festive magic and “Ho Ho Hos!”
It is universally agreed that this was one of our best Santas Schools EVER…made all the more jolly by the presence of Twenty Twenty Television, with whom we are making a 2-part telly show called “Bad Santas” for Channel 4, to be screened in December (more details to follow soon!)Filed Under Ministry Jobs
MOF performers have spent the last few days dressed-up in patriotic garb, waving bye-bye to the world’s Olympians as they flew back home from Heathrow Airport.
The Ministers managed to find their way onto several news bulletins; and a highlight was chasing the gold medal-wining American Rowing 8 across the Olympic Terminal (Benny Hill-style). We also enjoyed posing with the Ukranian Gymnasticis Team (see below). It has been an honour to serve the London 2012 cause with such distinction.
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